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The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923. The pleasant landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, a prominent landscape architectural firm of that time. The brothers were the sons of the eminent Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park.

Trail was mostly flat with peaceful views. I enjoyed the boardwalk. Just watch out for ticks. I removed about 4 of them.

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1 month ago

Did this trail in the tail end of a snowstorm that dumped 6-8 inches, made it challenging. There were high winds at the monument, great views all around when the snow finally stopped, and not a soul in sight. March 2017, park roads weren't cleared at 10 a.m. because it was still snowing, so I couldn't drive any further than Lake Marcia and hiked up from there. Great little hike with some stairs-like sections.

Good start from the back end no at mount it's better l think have a great hike

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4 months ago

Visited this area in August. Found nice views from Monument and very vivid nature around it.

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4 months ago

4 months ago

My recording did not match the loop as shown but most of the trails are well marked and easy to follow.

I started off at the Gate House and headed up the road to the Americorps Valley trail (blue) on the right. Crossed Nielson Road and took Tenderfoot trail (Pink) to the Spring House. Explorer trail (blue) to Old Swenson Farm trail (yellow) then an unmarked trail to Americorps Mtn trail (blue). The Shortcut trail (orange) brings you back to Nielson Road and becomes Sugarbush trail (brown). Leprechaun trail (green) to Jenine/Ed/Mike/Audrey trail (yellow). I took Great trail (red) on the right which met up with the blue trail through a cornfield and back to the trailhead.

Overall a nice tour of the Lusscroft Farm area. Some vernal pools and old farm buildings to check out. Lots of wildlife.